|Home||Audio Books & Poetry | Community Audio | Computers & Technology | Grateful Dead | Live Music Archive | Music & Arts | Netlabels | News & Public Affairs | Non-English Audio | Podcasts | Radio Programs | Spirituality & Religion|
|Anonymous User (login or join us)|
This audio is available in streaming format
Subject: Happy 4:20
I went to this show with a couple of friends and it blew our @#$%! socks off.Nice venue.Very small for it's time.The crowd inside was fired up for a smoking show and they opened up with a killer version of Feel Like A Stranger/Cold Rain & Snow, The whole place lost it after that.Perefect night seeing the Good Ol'GD in PHIL-adelphia.
The local radio station was broadcasting the whole show and we all had good copies to enjoy for quite a while afterwards.This I believe to be a very superior recording from that year.Got some more from this year but this by far is my go to. Might be biased because I was there. You be the judge...lol Seriously though,Jerry & company bring it on from the get go and put into overdrive whole through.Digital Dead online,our own personal key to the vault on the Archives.I'm very Grateful indeed. Enjoy
Subject: TAKES ME BACK TO 8/5/74
AAAHHHH THE CIVIC CENTER IT HAS BEEN 10 YEARS AGO (ALMOST)SINCE THE BAND WAS HERE AND IT IS OBVIOUS THEY KINDA LIKE WEST PHILLY.THE WHOLE FIRST SET START TO END THEY COULD DO NO WRONG,ONE OF THE SETS ON PAPER LOOKS AVERAGE BUT THAN YOU LISTEN AND IT SMOKES.THE ONLY DOWNFALL WAS AFTER MORNING DEW WEIR KINDA WIMPED OUT IN A BIG WAY.BUT ALL 3 SHOWS FOR A SHORT STOP IN PHILLY WERE FREAKING KILLER.PERIOD.
Subject: Back Stage Pass
This was the night I learned the difference between a back stage pass and an ON stage pass. (It was also the difference between spectrum and civic center)
Had a friend deliver microphone equipment who came away with some back stage passes. All psyched we thought we were gonna be the loonies up next to Jerry's speakers. NAAAGHHHH ! Not Quite. back stage meant behind the stage.
But the good news was they also meant go anywhere uou want in the building except on stage so not only did we get to waltz up to the front, we got to walk out to the car and enjoy some icey cold ones at the break and then come right back in.
Definite 5 here for sound songs and energy.
Enlightened Deadhead -
Subject: Scarlet Fire
Great Scarlet Fire, sound quality very bright. For those dead scholars and historians who tease apart all of the years. Can anybody tell me if there is a Fire that has perfect lyric delivery? Smiled during the Cumberland as predicted by the aformentioned guy or gal.
Subject: great show
My only question? How do they end a show like with a Day Job encore? What were they thinking!?!?
I once owned an audience tape of the second set of this show, which was lost when my walkman was yoinked. The crux of the second was indeed the Scarlet -> Fire, but mainly the Scarlet jamming & energy therein. I agree heavily with the previous review....the Scarlet Begonias is sick. Absolutely ill. The jam in the middle is totally nuts, although some of the crowd reaction and energy is lost on the SBD, it still comes through. What evoles after the last verse as the jam meanders toward Fire on the Mountain is monumental. For the period, it ranks as good as they come. I'm not a big fan of the early 80's, but this one is worth the DL if not for anything but this sick jam. there are also some other noteworthy gems; the Dew is phat, as is the Stranger and the Cumberland - a not so regular foray in the first set. Sound quality is very good, and worth a download for the aforementioned sickery.
Subject: lot a poor man makin $5 bill
Cumberland jam - I dare you to listen and TRY not smile - at least twice! a lil short but way phun...
The Scarlet is some head banging Jerry gone WILD -- really toasty and strong tunes..Phil is BOmBIng the stage! All makes it a five w/ the bridge to FIRE...awesome.
no question...guitar output are way up, audio too and Jerr's playin takes away the pain of some of his vocals early -- this SB mix definitely needs help thru an eqiualizer to make it sound good --
but, oh man, when you fix it - it's mo fo bad.
Date was 420
Year was 1984
What else y'all need ?
Subject: Thanks Charlie!!
Finally, a crispy flac'd SBD of an intense show. I was 6th row and was completely blown away by the jamming in scarlet, not to mention a first set that has every phat jerry tune one could ever want in a first set. I have had a 1st gen aud since 84 that was always within reach. Now, alas, it has been replaced by this gem. While i heard better dews from 84 ( see 4-14-84 hampton for proof) the scarlet fire is something to cherish...thanks charlie miller, wherever you may be!